ERIC Number: ED409652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The School Truancy Dilemma.
Gullatt, David E.; Lemoine, Dwayne A.
The truancy problem has become one of the most troubling issues that school administrators face while attempting to reform public education. This paper describes the legal evolution of efforts to reduce school truancy and the economic impact of truancy on society. Solutions range from reducing the number of required years of schooling to eliminating compulsory schooling entirely to raising the allowable exit age. The paper also identifies the social causes of truancy. A conclusion is that the multimodel approach to reduce truancy involving the family, student, and the school has proven to produce the most effective results. The intervention program, according to Brown (1983), should include therapy for conduct disorders or other problems contributing to truancy, extra academic help through tutoring, and incentives for good attendance. (Contains 22 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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